Touchstone Onyx Electric Fireplace

Last updated date: April 30, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4

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We looked at the top 1 Electric Fireplaces and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, House Method, The Spruce, HVACify, Jen Reviews, Home Climate, Cozy Down Home, Taber's Best Reviews, Boss Fireplaces, Fireplace Lab and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Electric Fireplace you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 61 expert reviews, the Touchstone Touchstone Onyx Electric Fireplace placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.4
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
606 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It has almost every bell and whistle you can think of in a modern fireplace
- BestReviews
This remote controlled fireplace is cool to the touch and mercury-free
- House Method
What’s unique about this beautiful modern electric fireplace is you can choose between faux logs or crystals for the interior (both are included), depending on which aesthetic you prefer.
- The Spruce
March 9, 2019 | Full review
Besides the two heating options, the unit also features a built-in Auto shut off timer which helps you control your fireplace’s heat settings.
- HVACify
We loved that, in addition to high-quality materials, the flames of this electric fireplace look incredibly realistic, and the 5 different fire settings allow you to customize the flame from subtle glowing embers to bright, fierce flames.
- Jen Reviews
This is also the order from cheapest to priciest. The cosmetics of this 50-inch unit are truly impressive as you get 5 levels of flame brightness.
- Home Climate
It features faux logs and crystals, as well as LED technology for realistic flames, and it includes a handy timer that can be set for as little as 30 minutes, or as long as 7.5 hours (slightly less than some units we’ve covered).
- Cozy Down Home
The LED bulbs that this electric fireplace comes fitted with are mercury-free, making them safe for children and pets.
- Taber's Best Reviews
November 29, 2018 | Full review
You can set it between 30 minutes to 7 ½ hours and after which, the fireplace will automatically turn off. You don’t have to worry about overheating fireplace or high electricity bills because you forgot to turn off the unit while you slept.
- Boss Fireplaces
May 13, 2016 | Full review
If you like, you can control your heat by timing it to auto shut between 30 min to 8 hours using the in-built timer setting.
- Fireplace Lab
What experts didn't like
The heat comes from a fan in the top of the unit, which could have an effect on anything placed on the wall above it
- BestReviews
Only 3 heat setting- high, low or no heat at all
- House Method
A bit noisy when running
- HVACify
This electric fireplace could benefit greatly from an adjustable thermostat. Even though you can still customize the temperature- with two levels of heating, it would be great if you could choose the temperature you want and have more freedom when tweaking the temperature level.
- Jen Reviews
A slight drawback is the absence of a thermostat but since there are only a high and a low heat settings, this isn’t so bad.
- Home Climate
This electric fireplace isn’t particularly bright and should not be relied upon as a source of light.
- Taber's Best Reviews
November 29, 2018 | Full review
The unit is 50.4 inches wide, 5.5 inches thick and 21.6 inches tall. There are no firebox accents but the entire flame display screen is pre-built. Still, you can choose the flame setting depending on the ambience or setting you are trying to achieve.
- Boss Fireplaces
May 13, 2016 | Full review
Although the heating function is adequate, it is not outstanding.
- Fireplace Lab

From The Manufacturer

Functionality and elegance come together with Touchstone Onyx Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace! This 50-inch-wide wall mounted electric fireplace offers lifelike flames set in a pile of faux logs or a crystal hearth. Your choice, with both options in the box. Your choice of a fiery log pile or crystal hearth lies behind durable tempered glass with a contemporary black frame, providing the cozy appeal of an authentic fireplace. Heat any room as wide as 400 square feet and control the amount of warmth produced to create a cozy atmosphere through the two heat settings (high and low) of this electric fireplace. Adjust the flames depending on your desired luminosity with the five-flame brightness setting, which ranges from a dull ember glow to a full blazing light. This electric fireplace will serve as a functional piece of décor for your bedroom, library, or family room. It can be used at any time of the year, since it has a dual-mode feature that allows the fireplace to operate with or without heat. A built-in timer for auto-shutoff can be set for 30 minutes to 7.5 hours. With a weight of only 46 pounds, this fireplace can easily be installed by one person. Enjoy a hassle-free and simple installation using the step-by-step instructions provided. An easily mountable wall bracket is included. You no longer need to stack firewood or clean up ashes to turn up the heat, as this fireplace is powered by a remote control. The Touchstone Onyx Electric Fireplace is 50.4” in width, 21.65” in height, and 5.5” deep. Save on natural gas and heating oil costs, as this fireplace uses LED technology that requires less energy to heat a room. This electric fireplace is also safe for children and pets, since its LED bulbs are cool to touch and mercury-free. The Touchstone Onyx Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace is certain that you’ll get your money’s worth in both home heating and aesthetic design.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Southern Enterprises Calvert Carved Electric Fireplace
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 3
2. PuraFlame 30-In Western Electric Fireplace
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 7
3. Touchstone Onyx Electric Fireplace
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 10
4. e-Flame USA Regal Portable Electric Fireplace
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Duraflame Electric Infrared Quartz Fireplace
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 9
6. Ameriwood Home Chicago Electric Fireplace
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
7. e-Flame USA Jasper Portable Electric Fireplace
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
8. Lifesmart Large Room Infrared Quartz Fireplace
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 7
9. Dimplex Holbrook Traditional Electric Fireplace
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 5

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